GME Events and Announcements
EPCS Enrollment at UMMC Downtown
As you may know, the Medical System will be implementing Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances as mandated by the Federal DEA. Please review the attached for background on this initiative. Enrollment for EPCS (Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances) at UMMC Downtown starts Thursday, November 7.
In order to prescribe electronically at UMMS (including all outpatient areas), all prescribers will need to be authorized to do so within EPIC.
- This involves the following:
- The provider must authenticate the prescription using 2 of the following 3 factors:
- Something only the provider knows, such as a password
- Something the provider is, such as fingerprint biometrics
- Something the provider has, such as a one-time password token, which is separate from the device that the provider is using to prescribe (obtained on your smartphone)
To do this, all prescribers need to be enrolled in Imprivata, which will requires in-person identity-proofing by authorized person
Enrollment Opportunities will be held*:
- November 7-8
- November 11 – 15
- November 18 – 22 (future dates will be announced)
TIME: 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
WHERE: First floor of the Weinberg Building (near the Breast Center) and Medical Staff Services, 110 S. Paca Street, 8th Floor.
BEFORE YOU COME:
- Download Imprivata from the App or Google Play Store onto your smartphone. (Android 7 or later, or iOS11 or later required)
- Bring a government-issued Photo ID (Driver’s License or Passport)
- If you are approved for Suboxone prescribing, confirm that the Medical Staff Office has this information.
Enrollment of each prescriber will take about 5 minutes.
*Our FPI Partners will also be offering additional enrollment opportunities at various practice/site locations.
See the initial EPCS communication here.
ImPRINT - Infection Prevention Intensive
The Infection Prevention Department is launching a summer intensive education program for incoming providers and nursing staff. This will also serve as a refresher for all seasoned personnel in response to annual increases in infections during the summer months. We are calling this ImPRINT (Infection Prevention Intensive). It's a one-page summary of key points and will focus on a particular HAI (e.g. CLABSI) or risk reduction strategy (e.g CHGbathing).
View the ImPRINT weekly posters.